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by Mmechanic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)

You’re welcome.
by Mmechanic
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit

Have cleaned many miles of film with nylon velvet cloth and alcohol. The latter used on the cloth, not internally. Isopropanol is an alcohol, maybe the best suited. Often rub the cloth clean against itself, away from the film, slap it in the air, fold it twice, lay it down on the table, and pull the...
by Mmechanic
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm Print Film...not a typo
Replies: 16
Views: 5790

Re: 8mm Print Film...not a typo

Print films typically are low speed stocks. Simple positive film is neither sensitized nor ripened to an elevated speed.

Of course, you can print on Cine-X, you could print on the highest sensitive stock available but the added graininess would be distracting.
by Mmechanic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 67464

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Mmechanic wrote:Eastman-Kodak discontinued colourless-base black-and-white reversal films in 1957.
Wrong, it was in 1954.
by Mmechanic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 28646

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

No worry about perforation with Ferrania, they have dozens of perforators with tools for 70mm, 65mm, 35mm N and P, 16mm, and 9½mm. Double Eight and DS-8 will be perfed by Wittner. 9½ would also be made by what is left from the liquidation of Ciné-Dia under the Colland family. Wittner can pe...
by Mmechanic
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 28646

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

So do I.
by Mmechanic
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 67464

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

That was their brilliance 80 years ago; make cameras cheap so you sell a billion rolls of film. The other bone of contention: Eastman-Kodak discontinued colourless-base black-and-white reversal films in 1957. An “enhanced” Plus-X reversal was then put on the market, the first of a bundl...
by Mmechanic
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 67464

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

if they have to cut features to get it there it would be hard to justify even $600 when a decent old camera can be had for $100 or less. Cut which features? Single-frame exposure is not in to begin with. No tap for a cable release. Two, Kodak doesn’t tell the shutter opening angle. Never did...
by Mmechanic
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 98
Views: 67464

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

What kind of a presentation is that supposed to be? As if Kodak never had anything to do with film and showmanship, a only half functioning so-called prototype, half in the dark, out of focus when brought closer to the camera, one Josh never handing the thing to the other Josh and not showing what h...
by Mmechanic
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kahl film in UK
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: kahl film in UK

There are still photo dealers around. Kiosks. Bookshops. Film manufacturers made a big mistake when they withdrew from there. Photo dealers did the same. We have four dealers in town here and it is a pain to see their web sites. Although still pricing photochemical films by PDF lists, they have noth...
by Mmechanic
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fomopan R100
Replies: 14
Views: 3607

Re: Fomopan R100

That won’t work because upon bleaching and clearing you will lose the negative image, too. Fomapan R like all true reversal films has two emulsions mixed and coated in one layer. One of the emulsions (suspension would be the correct term but tradition has it differently) is panchromatically s...
by Mmechanic
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: kahl film in UK
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: kahl film in UK

http://www.kahlfilm.de/content.php?nav=6

I can’t seem to find anything about the products with that site. Did anyone expect anything else? I didn’t.
by Mmechanic
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?
Replies: 10
Views: 4827

Re: Any of you guys have your own water distiller?

Had one, an English product. About 2500 W power and nice constant dripping of distilled water. But the acids you employ to dissolve the lime also attack the chromium plating of the heating element. Installed something of my own, a cast iron kitchen pot on a tripod, Bunsen burner underneath. On top t...
by Mmechanic
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.
Replies: 28
Views: 9530

Re: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.

An important saying in cinema world: stirred, not shaken.
by Mmechanic
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.
Replies: 28
Views: 9530

Re: Could use a little help processing film as reversal.

When I got my bag of d-19 I mixed half the bag in a 2 liter glass bottle. heated it up to about 115 degrees. That was a mistake. Why heat up the solution? Two things developing baths dislike: oxigen and warmth. The warmer the bath is the faster it oxidizes. Remember that developing baths act as red...